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extending an already asked question

I have a very similiar question to Multiple Reverse DNS Entries? Is there a way to extend this question or should I just ask a new one?
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Can you help me formulate a better question (re: server security)

I would like to learn more about how to secure a webserver including topics like which OS to use, what policies to consider, which pieces of OSS are available that can help, what (human) processes are ...
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What's the etiquette for moving a question?

I've asked a question on ServerFault but I (now) suspect DBA may be a better fit. It's shades of gray as usual but now I'm curious. Should I just repost there and let the question get closed here? ...
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Review guidelines for new and late posts

I have read following posts regarding review tasks Is it okay to just say “no action needed” if a post in the review queue has already been edited? What are the limits on using the “no action needed”...
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Who declines flags?

http://cl.ly/image/2Z2q0h222m3a/Screen%20Shot%202013-01-06%20at%2012.33.34.png I disagree with the person who declined the flag. That post needs to be removed.
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libravatar support?

Is there any way to use gravatar alternatives like libravatar? Or is it planned? I've tried searching for "libravatar" in osqa feature requests without success. Edit : Nothing is wrong with ...
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Question ban :(

Okay I got one really bad question which I can't delete because it has an answer and keep getting downvotes :( I do not think it's a bad question. The man simply doesn't tell. It may be more ...
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Request to merge tags: [php-fpm] and [php5-fpm]

I noticed recently that some FPM questions are tagged php5-fpm and others php-fpm. I'm not sure there's any useful distinction here, should probably be merged.
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remove ban on asking question but Locked questions

I want to remove my ban on asking questions so I have to edit my questions but my questions are locked and no more edited. They are useless for community but they are not going to delete. Now How I ...
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open/close options affected by question locking?

This question let me notice something I am wondering about: after it has been locked, my option to vote for reopening has disappeared: Is this really a feature of the question lock which makes sense ...
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This was off-topic ..?

My question about hwclock equivalent was off-topic? Why is that? hwclock equivalent in Windows server
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What happened to the appearance of the vote count?

I just got back on after a couple of hours away from SF and the vote count and some of the other text is now looking kind of anaemic or anorexic. What happened? Why did it get changed? I don't recall ...
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Tag synonyms between node.js and nodejs

I do not have the reputation on this site to create a tag synonym, so I am suggesting one here between: node.js nodejs
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Stack Exchange Icon on IOS

So I'm super sad; the server fault icon has gone from my home screen! Make it come back?
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User Deleted, but Question remains and user would like to re-associate

In reference to: How to analyse data/voice ratio within a network I can't tell what happened here, but the user account doesn't exist anymore. The user just asked the question yesterday, it wasn't ...
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Why is my account denied from asking question, what I've done?

I don't really know what poor question I asked! And I don't see any question get downvoted, closed etc. Anyone can check it out for me? Thx EDIT I have a lot of question that doesn't have an ...
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Question about MAC addresses anomaly went wrong by too many editors

This is the question Connectivity issues when setting guest MAC to the same as the host MAC on ESXi 5 As some of you may see - this question has a little pragmatic problems: This was not the ...
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Login between sites not linked? Or what am I doing wrong?

I just discovered all of the social features of the site. More importantly I just discovered sister sites like android.stackexchange gaming.stackexchange unix.stackexchange When I went to android....
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Lost reputation "User was removed"

I have lost 10 rep and I don't know why. The message is "User was removed". What does that mean?
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Question closed by moderator on assumption that it was 'home stuff' which is incorrect!

My question was closed by freiheit because he assumed my question related to 'home stuff' whereas it was very much related to my business and concerns hardware at my business address even! How can I ...
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How to draw attention to a closed question that has been edited so it can be re-opened?

How to draw attention to a closed question that has been edited and is up for a review and possible re-opening? This information is not in the FAQ. I don't want to be lazy and simply create another (...
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Merge unregistered user account

I read that it is "strongly encouraged" to merge unregistered accounts to registered ones. It seems a little bit odd to me to request this through posting a regular question, but if this really is the ...
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Acceptance rate is wrong

I've looked (conceivably) everywhere, but can't figure out why my acceptance rate on serverfault.com is 86% when I've asked eight questions and accepted an answer for each one. My stackoverflow.com ...
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Go forth and review please

The recent changes to the /review system have helped us to clean up SF somewhat thanks everyone for your support. Despite several people using their full daily allocation of reviews there is one ...
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"Unflag" a Question?

Any way to unflag a question? I flagged a question (AND left a comment) a bit less than an hour ago, but after my comment, the poster came back and added some good details - but my flag hasn't been ...
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Can ownership of question be manually replaced?

I refer to this question: Command line to list users in a Windows Active Directory group? - once upon a time a driveby question by a user that no longer exists in the system. The quetsion has ...
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How do you reject a migration?

Further to Michael's recent question and since I couldn't quickly find information on rejecting migrations from SO^H^H other sites... How do you reject a migration and what happens when you do it?
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Why was a question I answered automatically deleted?

A few minutes ago I noticed the mysterious disappearance of 65 reputation from my Server Fault account. On looking into it, I found that this question, which I'd answered last month, had been deleted. ...
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How can I know why the question was deemed non-constructive (and closed)?

I refer to the question of mine file system that allow to specify different RAID level per directory and change it afterward. Should I ask about this specific problem here on meta? But then, the users ...
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What is the "Helpful Flags" page about?

I noticed a new item on my profile page - Helpful Flags. This links through to a page listing some statistics related to where I have been helpful (or perhaps not). But I'm not quite sure what I am ...
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Tag merge: OWA + Outlook Web Access

owa and outlook-web-access overlap a bit. Should we merge them? Bumping this again, as I just encountered both a owa and outlook-web-access wiki edit review with nearly identical content. Do tag ...
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No roll-back option on edit

I just noticed this old question received a recent edit. When I examined the edit I noticed that it greatly altered the meaning and context of the question, perhaps to better fit the editor's own ...
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Question closed, but it was a complete question that could be answered

So I have this question, https://serverfault.com/revisions/430754/1, and it got closed. Here is an forum question related to what I'm asking (this first post tells it all) http://www.webpagetest.org/...
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Another lame question about getting the Legendary or Epic badge

I have lame question #9237 about qualification for the Epic/Legendary badge. As I understand it from reading other questions on this, that the criterion is a day where you exceed 200 reputation by ...
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synonymize tags: 'dhcpd' & 'dhcp-server', and 'isc-dhcp' with 'isc-dhcpd'

Please merge the following tags: Make dhcpd a synonym of dhcp-server. Make isc-dhcp a synonym of isc-dhcpd. I just manually cleaned up some posts.
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Answers to locked community wiki questions?

What kind of mail server do you use? is a locked community wiki question/post. What combination of features prevents me from modifying/deleting my answer? Is there a way to flag a locked question ...
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Talk about putting one off chat

It's no big secret that I'm not a fan of chat (anywhere, not just here). However, I find myself in the position of wanting to ask a question that is completely off topic for SF, so figured I'd try ...
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How to revert to default gravatar

I had stuck with my original/default gravatar thinking I may put my face up if I ever hit 10k as that seems to be the done thing round here. Anyway I thought I would change it when everyone did the ...
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I think I broke the SBS-2008 tag

OK, so after discussions in chat about the future of sbs-2008, I created a tag synonym the wrong way, from sbs-2008 <-- windows-sbs-2008 . Realising I made the wrong one, I went to the mod tools ...
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how to find the list of questions which i haven't make an accept?

this question is different from How do I find out if my Questions\Answers have been edited and How can I accept answers to my questions?, it's not about how to make an accept, but to show the list of ...
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How to count the number of times I earned 200 daily reputation?

I'm interested to get the Epic badge. Is there another way than go to my profile -> Reputation tab -> and count one by one?
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Merge DNS record tags for consistency

I just asked a question involving DNS MX records and noticed that there are two separate tags that appear to both concern MX records: mx and mx-record. Do these need to be merged? Are there other tags ...
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Is it possible to merge my two accounts?

I am this user: https://serverfault.com/users/130303/tom (called "Tom1") When I asked my first question I wasn't registered on ServerFault (now I am). Between my first and my second question I had a ...
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HR thinks I'm visiting job search websites

Might not seem like much of a question, but it is. The below would be why HR thinks I'm looking for jobs (Websense web filter categorization + image from careers.stackoverflow.com on every (?) SF ...
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Please remove question 363427

Please remove my question: Migrate profiles from x86 to x64 Vista?
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Question Deletion

Do questions get deleted by the system? I've seen quite a few of these lately: Ok, so a user maybe deleted a question. But most of the time, the author of the question hasn't been seen on the site ...
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Where to ask for hardware advice? (netbook)

What is the right site to ask about hardware advice? In particular, I realize serverfault would be right for big iron, but what about netbooks?
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Request for Tag Merge: pcie and pci-express

pci-express has a description, and pcie doesn't, it seems like pcie should be merged into pci-express. Unless there's some difference between those two phrases that I'm not aware of. Thoughts?
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What means 100% accept rate under my icon in my question?

What does this mean? 100% accept rate It's under my user info in my questions.
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Burninate 'legal'

Seeing this question revealed that we have a legal tag. As legality is and always will be a local matter there can be no legitimate use for such a tag.
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